Christian world

The first children Orthodox camp to open in Portugal

The Divine Liturgy was served on July 4 in the inter-parish camp organized by the Sunday school of the All Saints parish in Lisbon, reports the website of the parish.

Under the leadership of the camp director Inna Siryk and tutors Edward Kupinsky and Antonina Pishunova, the children of parishioners from Lisbon, Cascais and Porto are having their holidays at the present time in the country, in a remote plains district of the Alentejo province in the south Portugal.

The largest monastic library now opened for visiting at night

The largest Monastery library in the world which is situated in the Austrian Admont Abbey is inviting people to attend a series of events named "A night in the library". The organizers are offering eight meetings in July and August and the participants of the meetings will be able to familiarize themselves with the library's history and its richest collection.

Catholic priest killed in Syria

In Syrian region of Idlib, southeast of Aleppo, on Sunday armed rebels killed Catholic monk. This was confirmed by sources among Jerusalemite Franciscans. During an attack of the rebels on one Christian village a 59-old Syrian hermit was killed. The monastery itself was robbed. One other priest and a nun from the same place left the village unharmed. All other Christian also left this place. 

Ankara upset at Vatican for Pope's remarks on mass killings of Armenians

Turkey has reacted angrily to the Vatican following a statement from Pope Francis describing the mass killings of Armenians during World War I as “the first genocide of the twentieth century” during a meeting with a delegation led by Nerses Bedros XIX, Patriarch of Cilicia of Armenian Catholics on June 3.

Return of church property confiscated by communists to begin in the Czech Republic

Return of property confiscated in the past by the communist authorities to churches will begin in the Czech Republic, reports Sedmitza.ru. The law on this issue was passed by the Czech Parliament, but left-wing parties have appealed to the Constitutional Court asking to cancel it, because in their opinion, it was not fair.